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Table 1 Household characteristics and protective measures against mosquito bites in five study villages, central Côte d'Ivoire.

From: The use of insecticide-treated nets for reducing malaria morbidity among children aged 6-59 months, in an area of high malaria transmission in central Côte d'Ivoire

Socioeconomic indicators Study village      Overall
  Gbohua-Angbavia Tafissou-Bringakro N'Da Dibykro-N'Da Kouassikro Alluminankro-N'Kloidjo Gbakokro-Abokro  
Number of households 245 158 127 120 67 717
Number of children ≤ 5 years 256 320 175 159 81 991
Houses without cement bricks (%) 56.2 50.7 31.3 55.7 0 43.1
Roof with thatched-grass (%) 16.8 23.6 11.6 23.5 6.1 17.4
Illiteracy rate (%) 64.1 53.3 53.8 62.1 46.2 58.1
Protective measures against mosquito bites       
   Nets coverage rate (%) 2.5 3.6 2.4 7.2 1.6 3.2
   Fumigating coils (%) 55.9 17.0 36.7 14.6 3.8 28.0
   Use of insecticide sprays (%) 13.2 14.2 8.7 22.5 19.2 15.2
   No protective measure 21.9 51.7 43.9 46.5 60.8 43.2
Preferred colour of bed net       
   Blue (%) 46.9 44.4 48.4 38.9 57.7 45.3
   Green (%) 24.7 22.1 22.6 37.8 15.4 22.8
   White (%) 21.1 7.9 10.1 3.8 3.8 12.1
   Other colours 3.2 13.7 8.8 9.6 13.2 9.6
   Don't know 4.1 11.9 10.1 9.9 9.9 10.2
Contribution to pay for a LLIN (in F CFA)       
   < 1000 (%) 1.8 4.2 23.4 1.6 6.5 7.5
   1000 (%) 97.2 82.7 62.1 50.4 88.5 77.1
   1500 (%) 1.0 11.1 9.1 37.8 3.8 12.4
   >1500 (%) 0.0 2.0 5.4 10.2 1.2 3.8
Preferred shape of LLINs       
   Rectangular (%) 55.1 76.4 55.6 67.3 88.5 64.1
   Cylindrical (%) 41.8 13.1 18.2 11.4 7.7 23.4
   Conical (%) 3.1 10.5 26.2 21.3 3.8 12.5
Convinced of LLINs efficacy (%) 93.5 92.2 72.2 57.9 46.2 84.7